Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science

2022 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Schools

456 Colleges in the United States
7,440 Clinical Laboratory Science Degrees Awarded
$38,047 Avg Early-Career Salary
If you plan on majoring in clinical/medical laboratory science, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #97 in the country in terms of popularity. As a result, there are many college that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 456 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Schools ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 7,440 degrees in clinical/medical laboratory science to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science School

Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Schools Your choice of clinical/medical laboratory science school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Rankings by Degree Level

The clinical laboratory science school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Schools. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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Best Schools for Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science in the United States

The schools below may not offer all types of clinical laboratory science degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Top Schools in Clinical Laboratory Science

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4th Most Popular In TX
43 Clinical Laboratory Science Degrees Awarded

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in clinical/medical laboratory science. TTUHSC is a moderately-sized public university located in the large city of Lubbock.

There were about 43 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at TTUHSC in the most recent year we have data available.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In TX
59 Clinical Laboratory Science Degrees Awarded

Every student who is interested in clinical/medical laboratory science needs to take a look at The University of Texas Medical Branch. Located in the fringe town of Galveston, UTMB Galveston is a public university with a small student population.

There were roughly 59 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UTMB Galveston in the most recent data year.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
9th Most Popular In TX

Any student pursuing a degree in clinical/medical laboratory science needs to check out The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. UT Health San Antonio is a small public university located in the large city of San Antonio.

There were about 19 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UT Health San Antonio in the most recent data year.

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#4

Boston University

Boston, MA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MA

Any student who is interested in clinical/medical laboratory science needs to take a look at Boston University. Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Boston. A Best Schools rank of #67 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Boston U is a great university overall.

There were approximately 19 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at Boston U in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$27,000 Median Student Debt

Located in the suburb of Poughkeepsie, Marist is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. This college ranks 19th out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 17 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at Marist in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the clinical/medical laboratory science degree program at Marist College earn $22,753 more than the typical college grad with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In NE

UNMC is a small public university located in the large city of Omaha.

There were roughly 28 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UNMC in the most recent year we have data available.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
23rd Most Popular In TX

Located in the large city of Austin, UT Austin is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #52 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UT Austin is a great university overall.

There were approximately 19 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UT Austin in the most recent data year.

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#8

Rush University

Chicago, IL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In IL

Located in the city of Chicago, Rush University is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.

There were approximately 19 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at Rush University in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WA

Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Schools rank of #89 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UW Seattle is a great university overall.

There were approximately 29 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UW Seattle in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In WI

Located in the small city of La Crosse, UW - La Crosse is a public university with a large student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 52 colleges for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were roughly 23 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UW - La Crosse in the most recent data year.

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#11

George Washington University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
255 Clinical Laboratory Science Degrees Awarded

GWU is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Washington. A Best Schools rank of #86 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means GWU is a great university overall.

There were about 255 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at GWU in the most recent year we have data available. Students who graduate with their degree from the clinical laboratory science program report average early career earnings of $30,800.

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#12

Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
32 Clinical Laboratory Science Degrees Awarded

SUNY Upstate Medical University is a small public university located in the medium-sized city of Syracuse.

There were about 32 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the clinical/medical laboratory science program at Upstate Medical University earn $13,953 more than the typical college grad with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#13

University of Delaware

Newark, DE
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$25,000 Median Student Debt

UD is a fairly large public university located in the large suburb of Newark. A Best Schools rank of #119 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UD is a great university overall.

There were about 22 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UD in the most recent data year. Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science degree recipients from University of Delaware get an earnings boost of about $20,153 over the average income of clinical/medical laboratory science majors.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In NC

UNC Chapel Hill is a fairly large public university located in the small city of Chapel Hill. A Best Schools rank of #63 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means UNC Chapel Hill is a great university overall.

There were roughly 24 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UNC Chapel Hill in the most recent year we have data available.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In MN
36 Clinical Laboratory Science Degrees Awarded

Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #120 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UMN Twin Cities is a great university overall.

There were roughly 36 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UMN Twin Cities in the most recent year we have data available.

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#16

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$21,750 Median Student Debt

Located in the large suburb of Stony Brook, SUNY Stony Brook is a public university with a very large student population. This university ranks 35th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 26 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at SUNY Stony Brook in the most recent year we have data available. Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science degree recipients from Stony Brook University earn a boost of approximately $37,053 over the typical earnings of clinical/medical laboratory science graduates.

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#17

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
$22,129 Median Student Debt

Located in the large suburb of Farmingdale, SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale is a public college with a large student population. This college ranks 54th out of 160 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 22 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at SUNY College of Technology at Farmingdale in the most recent data year. Those clinical/medical laboratory science students who get their degree from Farmingdale State College make $27,453 more than the typical clinical laboratory science grad.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
49 Clinical Laboratory Science Degrees Awarded

Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public university located in the small city of New Brunswick. This university ranks 4th out of 49 colleges for overall quality in the state of New Jersey.

There were approximately 49 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at Rutgers New Brunswick in the most recent year we have data available. Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science degree recipients from Rutgers University - New Brunswick get an earnings boost of around $24,053 over the typical income of clinical/medical laboratory science graduates.

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Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NY

Albany College of Pharmacy is a small private not-for-profit college located in the city of Albany.

There were about 19 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at Albany College of Pharmacy in the most recent year we have data available.

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#20

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
16th Most Popular In WI

Located in the large city of Milwaukee, Marquette is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 3rd out of 52 colleges for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were approximately 13 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at Marquette in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
36 Clinical Laboratory Science Degrees Awarded

Located in the midsize city of Little Rock, UAMS is a public university with a small student population.

There were approximately 36 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UAMS in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the clinical/medical laboratory science program at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences get $9,853 more than the standard graduate with the same degree when they enter the workforce.

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#22

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In NY
$22,500 Median Student Debt

Located in the suburb of Buffalo, University at Buffalo is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 43rd out of 160 schools for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were approximately 20 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at University at Buffalo in the most recent data year.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In MD
$21,635 Median Student Debt

Located in the large city of Baltimore, UMB is a public university with a moderately-sized student population.

There were approximately 8 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at UMB in the most recent data year.

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#24

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In IN

Purdue is a very large public university located in the small city of West Lafayette. A Best Schools rank of #106 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Purdue is a great university overall.

There were roughly 14 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at Purdue in the most recent data year.

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#25

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In PA

Located in the city of Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson University is a private not-for-profit university with a medium-sized student population. This university ranks 13th out of 134 schools for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were about 11 clinical/medical laboratory science students who graduated with this degree at Thomas Jefferson University in the most recent year we have data available.

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Rest of the Top Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Schools

#25

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA
#28

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND
#30

University of the Sciences

Philadelphia, PA
#31

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

#32

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

#33

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
#34

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY
#35

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR
#36

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

#41

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

#47

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
#48

SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill, NY
#49

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the rest of the schools awarded a Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 456 different United States clinical/medical laboratory science schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
50 Hunter College New York, NY
51 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
52 South College Knoxville, TN
53 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
54 Phoenix College Phoenix, AZ
55 North Dakota State University - Main Campus Fargo, ND
56 University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI
57 Illinois State University Normal, IL
58 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport Shreveport, LA
59 Bronx Community College Bronx, NY
60 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, NY
61 Winona State University Winona, MN
62 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
63 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
64 Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX
65 York College Jamaica, NY
66 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
67 Salisbury University Salisbury, MD
68 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science students that almost earned our Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Schools award.

Rank College Location
69 Howard University Washington, DC
70 Northwestern Health Sciences University Bloomington, MN
71 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
72 University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
73 Miami Dade College Miami, FL
74 Seattle University Seattle, WA
75 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
76 Mt. San Antonio College Walnut, CA
77 New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI
78 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL
79 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
80 Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN
81 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
82 Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN
83 Stevenson University Stevenson, MD
84 College of Staten Island CUNY Staten Island, NY
85 Lake Area Technical Institute Watertown, SD
86 University of North Texas Denton, TX
87 Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI
88 Harcum College Bryn Mawr, PA
89 Misericordia University Dallas, PA
90 Augusta University Augusta, GA
91 College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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One of 30 majors within the Health Professions area of study, Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science has other similar majors worth exploring.

Clinical Laboratory Science Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 3,280
Laboratory Technician 3,087
Other Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions 736
Histologic Technician 111
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist 90
Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist 64
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist 52
Blood Bank Technology Specialist 10
Hematology Technology 5
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology/Technician 4

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Majors Similar to Clinical Laboratory Science

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,208
Allied Health Professions 49,265
Health & Medical Administrative Services 48,523
Public Health 35,375
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 28,237
Medicine 27,562
Health Sciences & Services 27,372
Communication Sciences 21,678
Mental & Social Health Services 20,694
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 20,059

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla.

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